Diego Maradona turns 50

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Football fans around the world will be toasting Diego Maradona as he celebrates his 50th birthday.

The Argentine legend was widely seen as one of the world's best-ever players in his 1980s' heyday, but he battled drug addiction, obesity and alcoholism for years after retiring from the game in the 1990s.

Maradona is reprtedly eyeing a Premier League manager's job after being sacked as Argentina manager after the team's 4-0 World Cup 2010 quarter-final thrashing by Germany.

Asked if he had considered moving to England, he said: "Yes of course I would like to, I would really love it. It has great teams at an exceptional level with great players.

I was looking at Arsenal and Chelsea and I've talked to Kevin Keegan. Everything is so professional. The players are surrounded by everything they need - the players, the managers, the coaches, everything is phenomenal.

"I want to be very clear that I didn't offer myself for anything, nor did anyone offer me anything."